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Happy Friday, everyone! We've been rather busy in ApacheLand with the following 

"Success at Apache" –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind 
why the ASF "just works".
 - Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country by Von Gosling 

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation 
in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 March. Board calendar and minutes 

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal 
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - ApacheCon and The Open Geospatial Consortium team up to advance the 
implementation of geospatial data and processing across Apache projects 

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards 
being a part of the Apache community.
 - The ASF is a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th 
consecutive year. Students: roll up sleeves and get started with dozens of 
Apache projects at https://community.apache.org/gsoc.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's 
infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield snapping performance at 99.98% uptime. 

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 545 Apache contributors changed 1,529,153 
lines of code over 4,008 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sijie Guo, 
Duo Zhang, Dan Kirkwood, Andrea Cosentino and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-3 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.0-beta-2 https://hbase.apache.org/

Apache Hivemall (incubating) –a scalable machine learning library implemented 
as Hive UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.
 - Apache Hivemall 0.5.0-incubating released 

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository 
for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java 
Specification Request 283 (JSR 283). 
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.6.10 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed streaming platform. 
 - Apache Kafka 1.0.1 http://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide 
SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, 
supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.3.0 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among 
multiple cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache Libcloud 2.3.0 release https://libcloud.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library 
written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.6.3 and Solr 6.6.3 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format supporting nested data.
 - Apache Parquet C++ release 1.4.0 released http://parquet.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 
(AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org). 
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.30.0, Apache Qpid Proton 0.21.0, and Qpid Broker-J 7.0.2 
released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, 
JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC 
 - Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.43 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of 
unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 3.0.0 released http://uima.apache.org

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Netflix uses Apache Kafka to scale its architecture across 
4,000+ brokers and > 1 trillion messages per day? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache NetBeans (incubating) seeks programmers to help 
test its newest release? http://netbeans.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can keep up to date with the latest developments on 
the ASF Community Development (ComDev) activities through their monthly blog? 

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement 

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just 
works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No 
Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making 
https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) 
JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) 
Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger 
Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 
9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My 
Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. 
https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been 
https://s.apache.org/gVuN 13) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H 
14) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job 
https://s.apache.org/lM9O 15) Success at Apache: Open Innovation from a 
Non-native English Country https://s.apache.org/lh61

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and 
on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account 

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at 

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 
April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 

 - We're teaming up with Berlin Buzzwords - 10-12 June 2018 (Apache Lounge 
dates: 11-12 June) https://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage in Berlin 
13-14 June 2018 https://foss-backstage.de/

 - Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks 
Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

 - ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities 
--opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community 
development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, 
Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered 
By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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